WWT Slimbridge A GREAT SKUA on the river off of the Dumbles this afternoon. (Roberta Goodall). Almost certainly this bird was drifting upstream on the tide past Beachley at 7:40m. (Frank Williams). Three GARGANEYS (2m, 1f) on South Lake early morning but flew off at 9:10am. Also two MEDITERRANEAN GULLS. (Ian Hull). Later a pair of GARGANEYS from Robbie Garnett hide. (Neil Smart). A MARSH HARRIER from Zeiss hide. (Dot Jones). Two Knot from Zeiss hide. (Phil Pope).
Frampton Three GARGANEYS (2m, 1f) on the northernmost of Splatt flashes just S of Saul Warth viewed from the canal towpath from 10:05am until early afternoon at least, possibly the South Lake birds. (MK). Pic by Mike.
At the pools this morning a Red Kite over, a male Goldeneye, a male Pochard, two male Shovelers, a pair of Mistle Thrushes collecting nesting material and the Tawny Owl. (Nick Goatman). Later at the Sailing Lake four singing Chiffchaffs and 17 Sand Martins over. (Roy Bircher). Between 10:30-11am an OTTER swimming around near slipway. (David Poulton).
Coombe Hill Meadows Four GARGANEYS (3m, 1f) this morning. Also seven Black-tailed Godwits. (Duncan Dine).
Saul Warth The WATER PIPIT again today at 8am. (Richard Hearn).
Cheltenham A male Red Crested Pochard by the island on the boating lake at Pittville Park this morning. (John Sanders). Pic by John.